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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
0117 932 5538
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Ranked #15 of 135 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing... more » Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I often ride along the Bristol and Bath cycle track and stop here for a cup of tea and rest before heading back home. You can watch the trains whilst eating or drinking outside on the seating provided. There is also a grassy area if you fancy a picnic. I took my mum there last year for her birthday (83... More

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Portsmouth, England
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We didn't bring the car to Bristol so used public transport (a 40-45 min bus ride from the centre of Bristol) and arrived for the first journey of the day (11:00). So one complete round trip later, browsing the shop, drinking a coffee plus the return bus ride saw us back in Bristol by 13:30. It wasn't a steam day... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I joined some work colleagues for a murder mystery evening ran by a company called afterdark. It was one of the best evenings out we've ever had. The actors were simply superb and made the entire evening very special. It was an allo allo themed evening and by the end of it our faces hurt from laughing... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came across this area a few years ago and it's lovely to take a stroll along the line although more suitable for cyclist nice cafe for a refreshing cuppa

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Avon Valley Railway is on the Bath to Bristol Railway path, very well used by cyclists. Now we all know that cyclists are a load of anti-social law-breakers, every last man, woman and child of them. So it is heartening to see the Avon Valley Railway tackling this problem firmly by having signs everywhere admonishing cyclists. I counted 10... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A good trip to remind ourselves of the bygone era, on a day that we may have nothing else to do. It is a nice change on a very quiet route, away from the busy crowded areas. So, in that aspect, it is a great relaxation. But, it is essentially a short trip from the starting station to a destination... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really nice little attraction, run by volunteers so the staff generally aren't full of personality but overall it's good fun and very much worth a visit. There is an absolute heap of potential and there is so much more they could do with it but my little boy really enjoys it so we visit quite regularly.

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Keynsham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went on a murder mystery evening on the Avon Valley Railway last Saturday evening. A new company "afterdarkmurder" had been engaged to provide the "who dunnit" that unfolded before our eyes as we ate a two course meal going up and down the line. Great entertainment, good food nicely served by friendly staff and and an on board bar.... More

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Much Wenlock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed a splendid steam 'n' cuisine outing on the Avon Valley Railway. Each table had a lovely red rose and our surname was clearly written above our table. We had a delicious three course meal followed by coffee and a mint as we steamed through the countryside. The service was friendly and professional, and it... More

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Mold, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I visited the railway on a day of splendid weather - Good Friday - to meet an old school friend who owns a locomotive which is normally resident at the line. The railway is clearly run by some of the most dedicated enthusiasts I have come across at any of the heritage railways and it can only be hoped that... More

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